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Here at Cecil Nurse, we offer a range of professional services to make your experience enjoyable, efficient and convenient. So, whether you’re after some well informed and practical advice or local and international product sourcing, we’ve got you covered.

  • Professional project management: We develop and create office spaces that realise your design concept perfectly, and we deliver on your space utilisation requirements, budget and expectations which ensures a smoother process for you.

 

  • A knowledgeable sales force: We pair you up with your own personal consultant, who will interact directly with you to assist you from the planning stages all the way through to implementation and delivery.

 

 

  • Product quality guaranteed: Every single item of furniture selected is thoroughly tested for durability and quality, to ensure we deliver the best and you receive the best.

 

  • Customised space planning: With our extensive experience and use of creativity, we can design and deliver innovative and efficiently designed workspaces, made uniquely to suit you and your needs.

 

  • 3D Renders: Our qualified space planners can assist you, using powerful computer graphic rendering software, converting 2D concepts into 3D designs, making your ideas come to life.

 

 

  • Extensive stock holding: We keep as much stock as we can on hand, to avoid lengthy waiting periods.

 

  • Nationwide showrooms (incl. Namibia & Botswana): Because we want to make sure that wherever you are, you can find us.

 

 

  • Local & international product sourcing and design: The very latest in functional, innovatively designed, quality furniture from reputable local and international manufacturers.

 

  • Experienced installation & national delivery: Our trained and qualified installation teams will ensure that your office is delivered and installed.

4 Benefits of Standing Desks

According to research sitting is the new smoking. This might sound slightly dramatic, but studies have shown that the extensive periods of time we spend sitting at a desk is in fact harmful to our health, but what’s the solution? Well perhaps it’s time to consider getting yourself or your company standing desks. And here are the top 4 reasons you really should opt for a standing desk over a sitting one.

  1. Reduces the risk of obesity and weight gain

Several studies conducted across the world have found that simple movements, such as stretching, standing and simply taking the stairs will reduce your risk of obesity and help you to avoid weight gain.

  1. Your risk of cancer is reduced

Studies show that both breast cancer and colon cancer are the cancers that appear most related to a lack of physical activity. A study from 2011 reported that 43,000 cases of colon cancer and 49,000 cases of breast cancer were caused by prolonged periods of sitting in the same position and even though these cases were not conclusive, there is a clear connection between a lack of physical activity and developing cancer.

  1. Longer life

Since sitting too much can be tied to cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. It’s not surprising that getting out of your seat can increase your lifespan.

  1. Better posture

A bad posture can lead to a lengthy list of undesirable aches, pains and ailments. By switching to a standing desk, you can improve your posture and reduce eye strain. However, you need to set up your computer screen just above resting eye level, so you have to look up slightly to see it. This positioning helps you to keep from hunching over or slouching as you tap away on your keyboard. The simple act of standing will also improve your core strength, leading to better overall posture.

Ergonomic Four

Ergonomic office chairs are designed to keep you comfortable for hours on end. Buying one, may seem like a simple purchase, but everyone has a unique body shape, resulting in a “one chair does not fit all” conundrum.

To find the right one for you, pay attention to the ergonomics of the chair and be sure if it fits the contours of your body for maximum comfort.

Before the aches and pains begin, make sure that the chair you are considering is adjustable. But, don’t stop at adjustable. Make sure the lumbar support, the armrests and seat height adjust to you and your body.

Movement is key!

*Featured products: ERGOMEDIC High Back Chair / ERGOHUMAN High Back Chair / AIR Task Chair / GIRO Task Chair

 

The Modern Office. Designed. Delivered.

 

The Modern Office. Designed. Delivered.
Together with our design and manufacturing partners, Cecil Nurse offers you services like project coordination, space planning and 3-D presentations, showcasing a vast range of the latest in office furniture innovations. We make ergonomics and comfort our main priority. We collaborate with you to identify workplace performance criteria and will create innovative and efficiently designed workspace solutions for you.

WORKSPACE DESIGN 2017

TOP TRENDS 

You may not realise it, but your work environment – from where your desk is located, the temperature of your office, even how long you are sitting – can all factor into how industrious and collaborative you and your team are.   And, as we head into 2017, much of the conversation around workspace design – which has traditionally focussed on furniture, space, technology and policies – will start shifting to really focus back on the workers.

This emphasis on the employee’s experience at work, especially with regards to health and wellness, is going to set the tone for the next 12 months…and beyond.

  • STAYING ACTIVE : We will see a movement towards offices that encourage staff to move around in the workplace. Not only does this mean more varied spaces – designated areas where workers can go for specific tasks like learning, focusing, collaborating and socialising, it also heralds more of a push towards ergonomic office furniture. Seating pods, sit-stand tables and screens can be used to create additional areas for employees to focus outside their increasingly small, assigned work stations.
  • BLURRING THE LINE : For 2017, not only will collaborating spaces be key, but blurring the lines between the office and ‘living/working spaces’ will play a major role, to include space for solo work or private areas for small teams. We will see a movement towards a softer workplace aesthetic, one that evokes the feeling of home. Office furniture design will draw inspiration from the residential market. Natural materials like hardwoods, cheerful colours, and high quality fabrics and furnishings will dress workspaces, making them more welcoming and comfortable for people to use while taking part in impromptu meetings and brainstorm sessions.
  • TOGETHER BUT SEPARATE : The open plan office, though not a new concept, is a form of office design that helps nurture collaboration, encourage learning and build a strong office culture. Nevertheless, this year will herald a ‘merger’ of more private spaces within an open planned layout. We’re going to see a significant shift away from wide open floor plans to open ‘areas’ separated by groups or departments.   Privacy pods or media islands will be top choices, when keeping the open plan structure intact, however, this trend will break the monotony, add a dash of modularity and keep the privacy requirement on point.
  • OUTSIDE IS THE NEW INSIDE : Most employees spend the majority of their time indoors and, being couped up in a closed environment with harsh lighting, stale air and constant noise has been one of the reasons for the declining health and productivity of many office workers. A new design technique – biophilic design – will bring the outdoors inside. Increasingly, companies are investing in treated fresh air units to improve the air quality and enlarged window panes to let in natural light. With Pantone stating ‘Greenery’ as the colour of 2017, offices will definitely opt for ‘green’ in their colour palate, which will promote sustainability.  The introduction of elements like green walls, indoor water curtains, ergonomic furniture and light ducts are highly expected phenomena this year.

On Demand 2017

Cecil Nurse Launches On Demand 2017

Launched this January, the Cecil Nurse ON DEMAND 2017 catalogue is a comprehensive office furniture portfolio that allows clients to select, furnish, and create complete office environments in a variety of settings, from the boardroom to reception areas and everything in between.  All featured products in this catalogue are stocked by Cecil Nurse and are ready to be delivered and installed.  No long lead times or waiting required!

The product mix in the ON DEMAND catalogue has been designed to meet the requirements of the modern office – a total solution for the
workplaces of today- evolved and developed in response to the needs of tomorrow.

“We see ON DEMAND 2017 as a commitment to our customers and we will continue to provide them with office furniture that is stylish, ergonomic, enduring and on-trend when it comes to design and functionality,” says Cecil Nurse CEO, Herbert Meyer.

With an increasing focus on improved health in the workplace, Cecil Nurse expands its ergonomic furniture range in ON DEMAND 2017. Sit/Stand adjustable height desks,  ergonomic office chairs, flexible and functional monitor arms; furniture for break-away areas, private spaces, and lounge-type areas with furniture that is both versatile and aesthetically pleasing; all make excellent additions to modern offices and give employees multi-functional spaces which help to create cohesive and productive work environments.

New to the catalogue is the Ergomedic chair, which redefines the way we sit. With its three-dimensional seat joint, Dondola®, this chair leads the way when it comes to spine-health and wellness at work. Ergomedic’s design strikes a healthy balance between back support and the freedom to move in all directions when seated.

As the market leader in its class, the Flo monitor arm is environmentally friendly, better looking, and a better performing product than any of its competitors. Flo offers a range and ease of movement that sets it apart from all other monitor supports. With Flo, it is easy to change the position of your monitor every few minutes. This helps to move your neck in various positions and angles frequently, which prevents neck pain and injury.

With mounting research highlighting the negative health impacts sedentary behaviour has on office workers, Cecil Nurse continues to look for ways to enhance work environments to promote activity.  ON DEMAND 2017 introduces the Clever Sit/Stand range of workstations, all of which go a long way towards improving employee activity and health by encouraging movement throughout the work day.

Clever, Flo and Ergomedic are just the a few examples of what the ON DEMAND catalogue has to offer. With its fresh and revitalising cover in the Pantone colour for 2017 – Greenery – this catalogue heeds the growing desire of businesses to rejuvenate and enhance their employees work-lifestyle and overall well-being.

ON DEMAND 2017 is now available from all Cecil Nurse branches in South Africa; to include Pretoria, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, as well as from our agents in Nelspruit, Windhoek and Gaborone.  Furthermore, all products and images featured in the catalogue can be viewed on www.cecilnurse.co.za, as well as on select social media platforms.

TAO

A LONG-STANDING OFFICE STALWART 
adjective: stalwart
loyal, reliable, and hard-working.
noun : stalwart; plural noun: stalwarts
a loyal, reliable, and hard-working supporter of or participant in an organization or team.

The TAO collection extends further than the typical areas of an executive work environment, experimenting with different shapes and materials so that everyone can create an office that reflects their inner world.  The square leg of TAO provides a solid foundation for square corner or rectangle solutions, with a diverse range of finishes available, as well as additional accessories such as modestly panels. TAO provides a prestigious platform for any executive environment to fully reflect your way of meeting and working.

Exclusive to Cecil Nurse, TAO is available as an On Demand product in Light and Dark Oak, with storage cabinets to match.

Visit www.cecilnurse.co.za to check out the entire range.